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ISIS Threat: Fear of Terror Attack Soars to 9/11 High, NBC News/WSJ Poll Finds

The nation is on edge in the wake of brutal beheadings of journalists by Islamic extremists — with more Americans saying the United States is less safe now than at any point since 9/11, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll shows.<p>The exclusive poll reveals that 47% of Americans believe the …

Government

Chicago police commander sued for allegedly putting gun in man's mouth

A lawyer for a man who alleges a Chicago police commander shoved a gun into his mouth ripped Superintendent Garry McCarthy for taking no action against the commander even after DNA evidence months ago appeared to corroborate the incident.<p>A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of Rickey Williams …

Everything Apple Announced at Its September 2014 Event

After months of anticipation, the iPhone 6 is finally official… along with a bunch of other stuff! Here’s a recap of the highlights from Apple’s event today in Cupertino in case you were having some technical problems with the livestream. For full details, check out the link(s) below each highlight.<p>…

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2014

You cast more than 1.5 million votes in our biggest Best Town Ever contest to date. One town may have triumphed, but you loved 15 other amazing places, too—from Burlington Vermont to Anchorage Alaska.<p>But before we reveal the winner, a word on our rankings.<p>This list is ordered by the number of votes …

Adventure Travel

German spies want $400M to play catch-up with the NSA

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / compujeramey<p>Ah, Germany: the home of data protection law; a bastion for the privacy-minded in these crazy …

Dutch Scientists Successfully Teleport Data for the First Time

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in the Netherlands have managed to reliably teleport quantum data for the first time, …

Quantum Mechanics

The iPhone 6 Had Better Be Amazing And Cheap, Because Apple Is Losing The War To Android

And if that is the case, can a mobile device that serves such a small minority of the planet stay relevant in the years to come? To put it in its bluntest terms, what is the point of launching the new Candy Crush Saga on a platform that hardly anyone — in a global sense — uses?<p>The question is not …

Amazing

Computer-Driven Cars Promise/Threaten Radical Changes In Auto World

Google’s computer-driven car was a clever publicity teaser to raise its profile, but driver-less cars won’t be ubiquitous for at least 10 years. When they do appear though, the world as we know it will be turned upside down. There will be many fantastic benefits, some unintended consequences, and a …

The Five Tough Truths Of Cybersecurity Software

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ted Schlein is a general partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers</i><i>. Earlier in his career, he brought to market the first anti-virus software for commercial use at Symantec and also served as the founding CEO of Fortify software, now an HP company.</i><p>Building a successful security …

Technology And Video Games Make Kids Think Differently About Old Questions

It is popular to write about how the internet is changing the way we think. Education and parenting journalists like to speculate about what new technology is doing to our children.<p>People write both negative and positive versions. The negative versions complain that we are raising a generation of …

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If Net Neutrality Is Such A Big Deal, How Come It’s Not In The News?

The vast majority of TV news programs have ignored the big debate that will shape the future of the Internet, leaving the public unaware. How can we change that?<p>Net neutrality is one of business and government’s biggest ongoing debates. But even though our lives are increasingly influenced and …

Net Neutrality

You Have The Right To Manage Your Own Online Persona

Kids today have pretty much had their entire lives on public display from the time their mother posted their first embryo shot on Facebook.<p>And currently there’s no way in the US to erase yourself, embarrassments and all, online. But with the rise of anonymous apps, there is a way to separate who …

Google's Mysterious 3D Project And The Humongous Business Appetite For Imaging

Google is working on mobile devices capable of taking and reproducing 3D images – reportedly including a tablet – which could help satisfy the insatiable business appetite for better imaging, experts have said.<p>Development is being kept well under wraps and is taking place under the codename Project …

4 DARPA Projects That Could Be Bigger Than the Internet

Forty years ago, a group of re­search­ers with mil­it­ary money set out to test the wacky idea of mak­ing com­puters talk to one an­oth­er in a new …

Internet of Things

What Google's Driverless Car Future Might Really Look Like

<i>Guest author Alex Salkever is head of product marketing and business development at Silk.co. This piece first appeared on his Tumblr.</i><p>Google announced that it is building 100 self-driving car prototypes that lack steering wheels, pedals or other troublesome mechanisms that humans might use to drive …